Aireon-Equipped Aircraft Become SAR Tools

Aireon ALERT
Aireon ALERT plot depicting last five minutes of Cessna Centurion’s descent into ocean in the Bahamas in 2019.
Credit: Aireon
Yet another benefit harvested from Aireon satellite-based ADS-B is data enabling the tracking of equipped aircraft for search-and-rescue purposes. This has led to a spinoff joint venture, Aireon Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT), with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)...

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